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Hi I'm Patty

I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I'm a wife, mother, and a grandmother. I'm also a nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was baptized when I was 9 years old. I am so thankful for the Gospel in my life. My daddy and mama gave me a wonderful childhood. I grew up with a sister and a brother. I have a son and daughter from a previous marriage, and have 5 grandchildren. I am married to a terrific man. He and I went to the OKC Temple to be sealed together in Sept. 2012. I work as an LPN in a geriatric long term facility. I love elderly people and try to treat them as I want to be treated when I grow old as need help with everyday living and as Heavenly Father would want me to. I love to travel. The ocean is one of my favorite spots to visit. Walking on the beach with the waves washing up on my feet, and the sound of them hitting the rocks, it is an amazing feeling. To think that Heavenly Father created such beauty throughout this Earth is more than the mind can really imagine. Spending time with family is very important. Having a good relationship with each member of the family is something very special. I always let them know I love them. Never put of till tomorrow because tomorrow might not come. God is good is an understatement but is very true. He is an awesome God. I have a testimony of prayer and of tithing. If you have faith and ask of God and accept that His will be done, all is well.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up from the age of 9 years old in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Going to school and learning about "the Mormons" in history made me feel proud to belong to the church. I didn't care when the other kids teased me about being Mormon. As I grew into my teenage years my friends respected my religion. They came to a few dances and I think they wished their families went to church together also. As I said before, I was very blessed with a happy childhood. I have gone through times of inactivity throughout the years and as I look back, my most happy times was while I was going to church on a regular basis. My daughter is now married to man that was baptized in the church and they take their sons to church as a family. I am so happy for them. My husband and I had an interview for a temple recommend last year. At the time, we paid tithing but not always a full 10%. After that interview in which the Bishop explained more about the law of Tithing, we have always paid it in full. Our lives have been so very blessed since then. I think more than 10 fold. We have to keep the faith in our Heavenly Father to help us guard against the temptations of Satan so that we can make it back to His presence to live forever as a family. Pray, Pray, Pray!! and be happy!!

How I live my faith

My husband and I attend church regularly. We used to get up Sunday morning and ask each other "Are you going to church today?", now we get up on Sunday morning and ask each other "What are wearing to church today?". Our lives have changed for the better since we have been attending our meetings on a regular basis. We show more love towards each other and towards other people in our lives. We don't fuss like we did when we first got married. We are more helpful with things the other one needs to accomplish. We pay a full tithing and have gained such a testimony from it. I am very blessed to sit in church with my husband beside me.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Patty
Mormon women are everyday normal women. We are asked to live our lives as healthy as possible and we are given guidlines by which to follow, i.e. not smoking, not drinking coffee/tea, no alcoholic beverages, etc. We are able to work out in society and bring home a paycheck to help pay the bills. If we are able we are encouraged to stay home while our children are young, but if that's not possible, it's not frowned upon to have a job. We like to have fun, go to movies, go out to eat, go bowling, etc. but also we should study our scriptures, attend church services regularly, and learn about what our Heavenly Father wants us to know and do. We are encouraged to dress modestly but do not have any certain type of uniform dress to wear. We wear our hair any style we desire. We are not told "Do this, Don't do that." except by our Heavenly Father, He has given us 10 things called The Ten Commandments. We should try to follow them as everyone should. Show more Show less